As movie buffs point out, the best documentaries are those that offer compelling insights into worlds we would be barred access otherwise. “First Position” from director Bess Kargman is exactly that.
Of course, it's no secret that breaking into the professional dance circuit is a terribly difficult job. It's perhaps twice as hard to do so in ballet.
“First Position” tells the story of six very talented kids who will attempt to do just that.
“For the young dancers at the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, lifelong dreams are at stake,” reads the synopsis of the film.
“With hundreds competing for a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected,” adds the same.
The documentary will also tackle the topic of sacrifice and whether kids at such a tender age should know the meaning of, even when their dreams are in the balance.
“First Position” has been making the festival circuits for quite some time, and will also see limited release in the US this May.